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Environment committee  As you know, there are a number of different dialogues that are happening around the world. Canada participates with the G-8. Our chair went to that meeting, the Gleneagles dialogue on climate change. There's also the Asia-Pacific Partnership. One of the interesting things about

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee  So why cut more than $1 billion in climate change funding for programs that were acting in Canada, if your stated goal is to achieve reductions? The first move you did was to cut more than 22 programs.

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  As you know, in our budget we put $2 billion towards the development of climate change—programming and regulations—and as you can well imagine, all of that money will be used, and it will actually be more money than has ever been spent before on this important environmental

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee   we're having on climate change. You yourself have said this is a grave and serious issue. Yet to make a statement in Nairobi and here in Canada, almost misleading Canadians to believe we're staying in a framework but not meeting the central piece of that framework, is intellectually

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   this. There were a number of programs that were across the government, but there was no coherent policy framework around climate change. Every—

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee   problems on to future generations. It is voting against the statement that global climate change is one of the most serious threats facing humanity and Canada, and that it poses significant risks to our environment, economy, society and human health. It is voting against a whole set

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Environment committee   with the climate change. If we want to discuss--not through Bill C-288--the accountability on the environment through the commissioner, that needs to be discussed thoroughly. On air pollution, we know that's a big, important issue for the health of Canadians. The quality of water and the land

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Mark WarawaConservative

Environment committee  Are there any other comments on clause 9? (Clause 9 as amended agreed to: yeas 7; nays 4) (On clause 10—Review of Climate Change Plan and Minister’s statement)

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

The ChairConservative

Environment committee   approach, will still do the Quebec industry well. If they're 7% below in all those things Mr. Bigras has said, then Quebec has nothing to worry about. As a concept, approaching climate change and greenhouse gas emission reductions by province opens this up. I'm not so sure about

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   the opportunity to lay out their own action plan on climate change. That way, we probably would not be imposing as strict rules on some industry sectors in Quebec, which have already reduced their emissions by 7 per cent; on the other hand, there would be stricter rules for other economic

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Bernard BigrasBloc

Environment committee  It would be pretty clear that to support the Bloc amendment, because we believe that having a good plan in place regulating climate change is about having.... Then you get to the constitutional issues, the national—

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Maurice VellacottConservative

Environment committee  Right. I appreciate his completion there. As I was saying before, we can't support this particular Bloc Québécois amendment, simply because regulating climate change is far too important. It's about having some national standards to ensure that all Canadians have the benefit

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Maurice VellacottConservative

Environment committee  A recorded vote, please. (Clause 4 agreed to: yeas 7; nays 4) (On clause 5--Climate Change Plan)

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Mark WarawaConservative

Environment committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Subclause 5(1) calls for the minister to prepare a climate change plan until 2013 that describes the measures Canada's taken to meet the Kyoto Protocol. In her September report and in testimony before this committee on October 3, the Commissioner

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Blaine CalkinsConservative

Environment committee   this would have on the Canadian economy and on the environmental process. Our government's proposed legislation is simply a much better approach to Canada's making its contribution to addressing climate change in the short, medium, and long terms. Our plan will achieve concrete results

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Mark WarawaConservative